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Written by Ripe London on November 3, 2023

4 Ways to Celebrate World Vegan Month in the Workplace

With November 1st being World Vegan Day and the entirety of November being World Vegan Month, now is a great time to celebrate veganism in the workplace. And what better way to celebrate than sharing some delicious and healthy vegan food with colleagues and friends at work?

If you want to celebrate Word Vegan Month at work, we have four great ways of doing just that below. We’re Ripe London, by the way. We're a London-based food delivery company that delivers the freshest fruit, vegetables, snacks and pantry items across the city. We’ll talk more about us in a bit, but for now, let’s explore how you can celebrate World Vegan Day in the workplace.

The Best Ways to Celebrate World Vegan Day at Work

Vegan Potluck Lunch

A potluck is a social gathering where every attendee comes with a specially-prepared dish, intended for everyone there to share and enjoy. It’s a great way to introduce colleagues to vegan dishes that you love, and spread awareness that vegan food can be delicious, healthy and awesome. 

Need some starting inspiration? Here’s a few tasty vegan potluck dishes that are sure to be a winner with everyone in the office. Yet simple enough for any budding vegan chef to put together.

  • Vegan Chilli: A hearty and spicy vegan chilli made with beans, lentils, and plenty of vegetables. Serve it with some homemade vegan cornbread.
  • Quinoa Salad: A colourful quinoa salad with a variety of chopped vegetables, herbs, and a zesty lemon-tahini dressing.
  • Stuffed Bell Peppers: Make stuffed bell peppers filled with a mixture of cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, and your favourite vegan cheese.
  • Vegan Sushi Rolls: Prepare vegan sushi rolls with avocado, cucumber, and other veggies. Serve with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.
  • Vegan Tacos: Set up a DIY vegan taco bar with tortillas, seasoned black beans, sautéed vegetables, guacamole, and vegan sour cream.

Your vegan potluck is a great way to celebrate World Vegan Month in the workplace. It encourages diverse and sustainable cooking and eating practices, introduces employees to delicious vegan options, and brings everyone together. It can also be an opportunity for those who are curious about veganism to explore plant-based foods in a friendly and supportive environment.

Armed with these vegan dishes, your office potluck is sure to be a hit!

The ‘Go Vegan’ Challenge

Encourage employees to take up veganism for a week, two weeks, or longer as part of a workplace challenge. This serves as a fun, competitive opportunity for everyone to explore plant-based and meat-free food options. All while raising awareness of veganism and letting employees experience the benefits of healthy eating firsthand.

Participants must commit to avoiding all animal products for the duration. This includes meat, dairy, eggs, and other foods like honey; certain beers and wines that contain isinglass, a gelatin substance derived from fish guts. You can also extend this to toiletries such as shampoos and toothpastes. Even plastic bags contain animal fat to reduce friction!

A ‘go vegan’ challenge in the workplace is a great way to educate, inspire, and energise employees. It can promote lifestyle and diet changes and improve well-being and productivity. All while encouraging team building and creating a more inclusive workplace culture.

Vegan Food Trucks

There are plenty of vegan food trucks rattling around London. They are run by wonder and passionate local people who offer fresh and delicious meat-free foods. They are also a fantastic point of education for those close by and hungry.

Coordinate with local vegan food trucks to visit your workplace during World Vegan Month. Vegan chefs and cooks love sharing info about meat-free diets, environmental concerns, animal welfare, and health issues. Your employees will find the passion infectious and will be keen to learn more.

Employees can enjoy a variety of vegan dishes without the need for cooking or meal preparation. Everyone in the office will get involved in this tasty and fun way to recharge and learn more about veganism.

Ripe London: The One-Stop Shop for World Vegan Month

To make sure your office’s World Vegan Month is a success, use Ripe London. We stock a huge selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and vegan snacks that are sure to be a winner at your office. 

With our help, you can rest assured that everyone in the office enjoys World Vegan Month with some healthy and fresh fruit and veg. Your staff stay energised, their work gets done, and the snacks in your office are as tasty as they are vegan!

It’s bye, bye, winner, winner chicken dinner this November and hello to winner, winner vegan dinner!

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